FAQ: The Electoral College

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What If No Candidate Gets 270 Electoral Votes?

If no candidate manages to gather the 270 electoral votes needed to win, the House of Representatives elects the president from the three candidates with the highest number of electoral votes. The Senate chooses the vice president from the two vice presidential candidates with the most electoral votes.

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